Karen Farrington

Karen Farrington is a writer and former Fleet Street journalist whose published work includes titles on social and military history, together with a range of non-fiction TV companion books.

Over the last 20 years she has been commissioned by some of the UK’s leading publishers to present often complex subjects in a concise, engaging style – seen most recently with the Christmas 2019 best-seller The Repair Shop (BBC Books). Farrington also worked as lead researcher for The Life And Times of Call The Midwife (the companion to series one and two; BBC Books)

Other recent BBC Books titles include Springwatch: The 2019 Almanac (with Michael Bright), Murder, Mystery and My Family: A True Crime Casebook, Great Victorian Railway Journeys: How Britain was Built by Victorian Steam Power and Great Lives: As Heard on Radio 4 (with Matthew Parris).

Previous works on military history include The Blitzed City (Aurum) an account of the Coventry Blitz and Witness To World War II (Blitz) – both of which focused on recounting history through the eyes of those who saw it.